TVA Proposes Transmission Project for Reliability in Florence

Feb 11, 2021

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley Authority invites the public to join a virtual public information event Feb. 11 to March 15, 2021, on proposed transmission system improvements to prepare for growth and increase power reliability in the Florence and Lauderdale County area. Access this event here

TVA proposes to invest $21 million to build the Iron City 161-kilovolt switching station in Lawrence County Tennessee and a 13.3-mile-long, single-circuit transmission line to connect the proposed switching station to Florence Utilities’ existing Florence 161-kilovolt substation.

These power system improvements would provide backup capability to Florence and improve reliability for the Waynesboro, Loretto, and Crockett substations. The line would be built on existing right of way using primarily steel, single-pole and H-frame structures and varying in width from 100 to 175 feet.

Detailed maps showing the proposed transmission line route are available now on the website. Property owners and members of the public can submit questions online, by telephone, or in writing. 

If you are not able to access the virtual information day but have questions, please contact TVA’s Patrick Craig toll free at 800-362-4355, by email at newtransline@tva.gov or by mail to: Patrick Craig, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN 37402-2801.   

TVA is investing over $2 billion in transmission system improvements across the service area between 2021 and 2025 to build the energy grid of the future that will continue to provide, clean, low-cost, reliable power. For more information about TVA and its 87-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.

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Malinda Hunter
Public Relations
mhunter@tva.gov
423-718-9245

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